CURRENT PROJECTS

These are the projects we are currently working on.  For details of Recent Projects, use the menu at the top of the page.
 
Our bellhangers remove the existing bells, remove cast-in crown staples etc. and tune them in our Works, also manufacturing the new frames and fittings themselves, and then return them to the tower.  This ensures a complete start-to-finish process by our small team, using the UK bell foundries for new and recast bells.
 

Woodhurst, Cambs.

(1 bell) Rehanging for chiming

The bell has had its cast-in crown staple removed and will be rehung for swing-chiming on traditional fittings.

Owslebury, Hants.

(6 bells, 9-0-1 in A) Cracked tenor bell to be repaired

The tenor bell developed a crack in the soundbow.  This has been weld-repaired by Soundweld.  The bell will be rehung on new fittings with other minor works being carried out to the other bells.

Ledbury, Herefs.

(8 bells, 22-0-27 in Eb) Augmentation to ten

The 2nd and 5th bells are to be replaced and the ring augmented to ten, with all four bells being cast by the Westley Group.  The other bells will be restored by specialist weld-repairing by Soundweld and then tuned at Appleton before being rehung on new and existing fittings in the extended cast iron bell frame.  A training bell is being made for installation in the ringing chamber.

Croydon Minster

(12 bells (plus Flat 6th and Extra Treble), 36-3-18 in C#) Major overhaul

New gudgeons are being fitted to six of the headstocks, the ball races replaced, the pulley units replaced and the clappers rebushed or replaced.

Elkstone, Glos.

(6 bells, 9-3-26 in G) Tuning and rehanging

The bells have been tuned and are being rehung on new fittings in the existing strengthened bell frame.

Braintree, Essex

(10 bells, 10-2-27 in Gb) Tuning and rehanging

The ten bells have been retuned and are being rehung on new fittings in the existing refurbished bell frames.

Woolhampton, Berks

(3 bells) Chiming restoration

The three bells have had their cast-in crown staples removed and will be rehung for chiming in the timber tower.

Hanslope, Bucks.

(8 bells, 18-3-19 in Eb) Tuning and rehanging on new fittings in a new frame

The front seven bells have been retuned (permission was not granted for tuning the tenor) and they are being rehung on new fittings in a new cast iron bell frame on a 10-bell galvanised steel grillage.

Silchester, Hants.

(5 bells, 7-0-1 in Bb) Rehanging on new fittings

The bells have been turned and are being rehung on new fittings in the existing bell frame.  The 2nd bell has been tuned.  Rope guides will also be installed.

Withernwick, E. Yorks.

(2 chiming bells) Rehanging on new fittings

The two turret bells are being rehung with new fittings for swing-chiming.

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